Arizona Cardinals: Smart to cancel final day of mini-camp
The Arizona Cardinals have finished off official offseason activities
The rookies may not feel it but the Arizona Cardinals veterans are now on vacation until training camp. Coach Kliff Kingsbury cancelled the last day of the team’s mandatory mini-camp.
It seems to be somewhat of a trend. There have been a number of other teams that have done the same thing. Coach Bruce Arians used to do the same thing when he was in Arizona.
Let’s not make a huge deal out of it though, ok? There are always those people who think players on a team like Arizona, who struggled to a 3-13 record last season and have expectations rivaling that this season, should get in all the work they can.
While the point is understood, these guys are human just like any other. They worked hard to get to this point and clearly Kingsbury felt the players were at a point where they earned the day off.
There should be no issue with the Cardinals taking off for the summer a day early. That’s the type of thing that can endear a coach to a player. The rookies are going to hang around as scheduled for the next couple of weeks while they continue to get acclimated.
The next stop is training camp where it all starts for the 2019 season. The end of July will be here before you know it. The team managed to escape the offseason without major injury.
We know the Cardinals tend to have bad luck when it comes to avoiding big injuries in training camp or a preseason game but maybe things will turn around this year? At least, that is the big hope.
There are still a lot of unknowns when it comes to this upcoming season’s Cardinals squad. However you never really expect to learn a lot from a team in OTA’s and mini-camps.
The training camp schedule should be out soon. Until then, let’s hope everyone makes it healthy to camp between now and then.